Breaking Ground with Coffee and Thread’s Wild and Free Lounge Pants

I’m happy to be participating in the 2017 Breaking Ground Blog Tour hosted and organized by Melissa Evans of Mahlica Designs. I’ll be posting today and on Thursday, so be sure to come back to see what I chose for my project for that day. The theme of the tour is to sew from a lesser known/new to me sewing pattern company. I chose to make Coffee & Thread’s Wild & Free Lounge Pants.

About the Patterns

I really like the patterns by Coffee & Thread – I also purchased their Ila Dress and their Ania Tunic. Their styles have neat little details that are unique to their designs. For a full list of independent pattern designers, cruise on over to the design list at Mahlica Designs.

I also broke ground in another way. In addition to making a new-to-me pattern, I decided to make an Easter outfit for my little model for the first time. I decided, after a lot of mind-changing to pair the Coffee & Threads’ pants with Mummykins & Me’s Olivia Peasant Top*. I chose this top rather than the more intricate tops by Coffee & Thread because it allowed me to customize it with vinyl and some sewn-on flowers. One further bit of new-to-me trivia: When I make outfits I always use patterns from the same designer. This is my first mix-and-match pattern matching.

*This post contains affiliate links. Should you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission that helps me to support my family and maintain this blog at no extra cost to yourself. 

About the Fabric

Both of the fabrics I used in this project were vintage fabrics from my hoard – er – stash. The top is a really soft cotton, and the pants are made from a really funky vintage rib knit. I’m a fan of combining textures and patterns, and this combo is one I’d been thinking about for a little while. I’m glad I finally had an excuse to sew it up. I’d used the pants fabric for another project a while back, and it sewed up nicely. It gives the pants a good bit of structure. I almost wish I had a similar fabric in black. How cool would that look?

Photos of the Wild & Free Lounge Pants & Olivia Peasant Shirt

It was a bit chilly outside and my gal was a bit tired, nevertheless, we got some photos of this super-cute outfit! Be sure to scroll down after the photos to find the other stops on the blog tour and to learn how you can have an outfit like this one custom made for your child.


Breaking Ground Tour Tuesday’s Bloggers

mahlicadesigns, Kaleidothought, Ronda B Handmade, Elizabeth Made This

All of Our Breaking Ground Bloggers

Monday March 20 Anne-Mari Sews, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Tenille’s Thread, Couturious, Embrace Everyday, Sewing A La Carte

Tuesday March 21 mahlicadesigns, Kaleidothought, Ronda B Handmade, Elizabeth Made This

Wednesday March 22 Rainy Day Sewing, Anne-Mari Sews, Sprouting Jube Jube, Sewing A La Carte, Tales of a Tester

Thursday March 23 mahlicadesigns, Lulu & Celeste, Very Blissful, Sprouting Jube Jube, Ronda B Handmade, Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Friday March 24 Anne-Mari Sews, Tales of a Tester, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Harper + Lu, Sewing A La Carte

Be sure to join my Facebook group to learn more about how you can hire me to create a great-fitting custom outfit for your child.


14 thoughts on “Breaking Ground with Coffee and Thread’s Wild and Free Lounge Pants

  1. Oh awesome inspiration!! I love those pants – I have them, and a similar look would so suit my almost 4-yr-old…all your details pull it together so perfectly!

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  2. Oh so cute. This outfit you made is just wonderful. If you have any ideas on how to translate it into a boy’s outfit I’m all ears.
    Thanks for stepping up to the Breaking Ground challenge.


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